The past month or so has again been a busy one here at Llanyravon Court. To mark the end of our summer months and make the most of the last few days of warm weather, we organised a visit from a local ice cream van. The residents got to choose their favourite toppings for the classic 99; some wanted delicious raspberry sauce while others went for nuts with flakes and chocolate sauce. Residents were taken out to our private car park where the ice cream van had its music on ready for all to hear, everybody then lined up in anticipation for the sweet treats! It was a very busy afternoon, but the residents loved experiencing the fond memories a lot of us have from our childhoods. We also treated all the staff to an ice cream for all their hard work! Both staff and residents sat and enjoyed their ice creams as the conversations flowed and funny stories were told. As this was such a successful day, we will be arranging another visit next year, and we already cannot wait!

One resident also enjoyed a day out recently as he had requested to have his hair cut. Instead of opting to go to our in-house weekly hairdresser, he decided he would enjoy a trip out to the local barbershop. This, of course, was no problem and was quickly arranged. Luckily, we have a barber across the road that was more than happy to meet the resident’s needs, so our Activities Co-ordinator. Fleur and another member of the team took a walk to the barbers with the gentleman so he could enjoy the fresh air. He thoroughly enjoyed being pampered for a while and came out looking dashing and full of smiles.

As we are now nearing Halloween and Bonfire Night, we will be busy planning for the coming months and enjoying lots of activities as we celebrate the important dates to come!